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  • Desire

    Desire

    An independent filmmaker invites a diverse group of teenage girls from New Orleans to make autobiographical videos exploring their developing sexuality and identity. An unprecedented long-term collaboration, DESIRE weaves together the girls’ video work, the story of their changing lives, as well as the family, social and economic contexts in which their desires, opportunities, and choices are shaped. Distributed by Women Make Movies (www.wmm.com). Website: http://www.desiredocumentary.com/Home.html Continue reading

  • Casting the First Stone

    Set against the background of the Supreme Court’s historic decisions on women’s reproductive rights, this documentary looks at the abortion controversy through the eyes of six women activists on both sides of the barricades in Paoli, PA. Continue reading

  • The Trial of the Avco Plowshares

    The Trial of the Avco Plowshares

    In July of 1983, seven Americans entered AVCO Systems Division, a manufacturing plant for MX and Pershing II missiles in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and damaged weapon parts to protest the buildup of nuclear arms. AVCO PLOWSHARES documents the ensuing trial, which includes dramatic testimony on the tradition of civil disobedience, and the question of a higher moral imperative, beyond the letter of the law. Expert witness and comments from Howard Zinn, Admiral Gene LaRocque, Daniel Berrigan, and George Wald. Continue reading

  • The Pursuit of Happiness

    The Pursuit of Happiness

    A video exploration of the meaning of ‘the good life’ in the lives of six ordinary people whose paths intersect at a maximum security prison, including an anti-nuclear activist, the Warden and his wife, and two inmates — one African American, the other Hispanic — both ‘lifers’. Continue reading

  • Home (Part 4)

    Home (Part 4)

    Through eloquent portrayals of four different life experiences — birth, aging, marriage and the death of a parent — Home addresses how the dissolution of the nuclear family and the increasing control of daily life by institutions have affected the individual. The subjects of this verité documentary include a ninety-four year-old woman in a nursing home and a young man caring for his terminally ill mother at home. Continue reading

  • Home (Parts 1-3)

    Home (Parts 1-3)

    Through eloquent portrayals of four different life experiences — birth, aging, marriage and the death of a parent — Home addresses how the dissolution of the nuclear family and the increasing control of daily life by institutions have affected the individual. The subjects of this verité documentary include a ninety-four year-old woman in a nursing home and a young man caring for his terminally ill mother at home. Continue reading

  • Joe Albert’s Fox Hunt and Other Stories from the Pine Barrens of New Jersey

    Joe Albert’s Fox Hunt and Other Stories from the Pine Barrens of New Jersey

    A portrait of the people and environmental issues facing the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the last
    remaining open wilderness between Washington, D.C. and New York City. Continue reading

  • Giving Birth

    Giving Birth

    An examination of American birthing traditions through portraits of the experiences of four contemporary couples. Includes interviews with Margaret Mead, Frederick Leboyer and Elizabeth Bing. Continue reading

 
 
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